Survivors and Liberators: A Special Program Commemorating the Liberation of Mauthausen
Part of the Helpers, Heroes and Liberators season*
commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe
Saturday May 2 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
adults $8 and seniors/students $5
$20 for a family ticket (consisting of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children)
*All commemorative events in 2015 are free for Holocaust survivors.
Space limited. Reservations recommended.
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Suggested age 12 and up
On May 6th, 1945 when the 11th Armored Division of the U.S. Army marched into the Mauthausen Concentration camp, they were presented with an extraordinary gift. Despite their desperate and starving conditions, a group of prisoners had surreptitiously sewed scraps of sheets and jackets together to make a U.S. flag. Even though the inmates had added an extra row of stars, Colonel Richard Seibel had the flag flown over the camp as a tribute to the humanity, perseverance, and spirit of the survivors of Mauthausen.
Join us for a special event in honor of the Liberation of Mauthausen with Susan Goldman Rubin, author of The Flag with Fifty-Six Stars: A Gift from the Survivors of Mauthausen.
The program will feature liberator, Alan Moskin (pictured right), Staff Sergeant and member of the 66th infantry, 71st Division, part of General George Patton’s 3rd Army. At the beginning of May 1945, his Company participated in the liberation of the Gunskirchen Concentration Camp, a sub-camp of Mauthausen. Alan will discuss his experiences as an infantry combat soldier and a concentration camp liberator.
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